Amiri Baraka, dead at 79


#1

I still have not got around to reading Blues People and probably should…

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-amiri-baraka-has-died-20131224,0,7133089.story#axzz2pwDIRUVA


#2

Also… his poem, Somebody Blew Up America - not safe for work, I think:


#3

That… is a long poem.

http://archive.adl.org/anti_semitism/baraka_poem.html

It’s about 9-11 and the video is 9 minutes 11 seconds long!


#4

How long is Howl, by Ginsberg… like 20 or 30 minutes, read aloud? This isn’t so long, actually.


#5

For context: In storytelling performance, a page of singlespaced text is about five minutes.


#6

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